3 Perfect Pre- Workout and 3 Perfect Post-Workout Snacks…via KING5

Pre and post workout snacks can be al little tricky…so here are few ideas that should help you take the guesswork out!

A few weeks ago I interviewed Lara Dalch from Dalch Wellness for a KING5 article about workout snacks. Lara had great suggestions, insights into when to eat, which snacks make the best fuel and which ones help with post workout recovery.

Check out the article and photo gallery on KING5′s website for 6 awesome snack ideas. Get ready to fuel your works like never before, and maybe even  get through a few extra rounds of tabata:)

Guilt-free Double Chocolate Muffins


When I asked my husband what his favorite thing that I make is, he said… chocolate muffins.  Not apple pie, not spaghetti and meatballs, not loaded potato skins his favorite thing are these low fat, low calorie muffins courtesy of the one and only Bethenny Frankel.  In true SkinnyGirl fashion,  (which is why it’s so funny that these are my husband’s favorites) Bethenny’s recipe for these muffins tastes totally decedent when it is in fact quite guilt free. For added chocolate intensity I use Ina Garten’s trick and and a pinch of instand coffee graduals to the batter. What you are left with is ooey gooey chocolately goodness perfect for a guiltfree dessert!



Free Webinar: How to Clean Up Your Diet & Boost Your Energy for Summer

Summer is right around the corner and if you are looking to clean up your diet and feel healthier , you will want to check out this free webinar. Lara Dalch, a friend and fabulous nutritionist, is holding the webinar tomorrow from 5:30 -6:30 PST and it is sure to be infomative and outstanding.

I interviewed Lara for my KING5 article about 3 Pre and Post Workout Snacks and I still think of her excellent advice every time I step into the kitchen. What I love about Lara is that she has practical, easy to use, real world nutritional advice designed to help busy people balance their lifestyles with healthy eating. She also takes a holistic approach to  health and wellness, and looks at everything from your job to your sleep habits when it comes to getting healthy. Plus, Lara just happens to be a wonderful person!

The webinar is tomorrow June, 4 from 5:30-6:30 PST and here is what you can expect.

It’s almost summer. Time to cleanse, right? Maybe. But what if there was a way to clean up your diet and boost your energy WITHOUT subsisting on juice alone? (Although I do love me some green juice. ;)

During this FREE webinar, you’ll learn:

- The top foods that are sapping your energy…and what to ADD to your diet for an immediate energy boost
- Why “cleansing” doesn’t have to mean starving for a week
- My simple, fool proof way to identify your “personal energy foods”
- 5 non-food ways to increase energy (including the single most overlooked reason for low energy)

You’ll leave with a clear plan of action for identifying and implementing your unique energy-boosting diet…so you can rock your summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

To sign up simply click here…http://bit.ly/11acgAT
For More about Lara, check out Dalch Wellness
Hope you can join, it’s going to be fun!

Challah French Toast Recipe

I love the concept of brunch. You don’t have to get up too early, it’s a great meal for conversation, you get to enjoy savory and sweet treats and oh yes, mimosas. Brunch is basically brilliant.

My love for Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, knows no bounds, and last week for Easter, I made her Challah French Toast Recipe. Challah bread is thick and perfect for soaking up the vanilla and honey batte,  and toasts to perfection with a crispy outside and melt in your moth middle. Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and drizzle of syrup for a fabulous brunch.

Food Truck Favorites: Healthy and Delicious Taco Truck

Now that we’re out of January, I feel like we’ve turned a corner weather wise. Maybe it’s just wishful thinking, but I’m convinced warm spring days are not too far away. (Mind you, I live in Seattle so yes, this is very wishful thinking).

One of my favorite things about Seattle is the thriving food truck culture. You can get any type of cuisine you desire made with love, fresh ingredients and culinary sophistication befitting a top restaurant. It’s a passionate, tight nit culture, with incredible creativity. Plus ,there is just something fun about walking outside to enjoy authentic Indonesian cuisine one day then southern style soul food the next.

Contigo’s Modern Mexican serves crave worthy tacos and gorditas, and it’s a must visit for me year round. Their food is actually all gluten free, the chicken mole is to die for with a sweet smokiness and the short rib tacos are mouth watering. The best part… the habanero lemonade that starts out sweet, then quickly sends a fire up from the back of your throat. It’s both surprising and addictive. If you are ever in the Seattle area I highly recommend paying Contigo a visit… it’s a great spot for a delicious healthy lunch.